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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528258/epidemiology-and-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-experience-from-two-expert-centers
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Maria Anna Bazmpani, Alexandra Arvanitaki, Maria Toumpourleka, Georgia Pitsiou, Evaggelia Panagiotidou, Sophia Anastasia Mouratoglou, Georgios Sianos, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Antonios Pitsis, Eckhard Mayer, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, distinct pulmonary vascular disease, and, therefore, there is lack of data regarding its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management at a national basis. Our objective was to describe the demographics and management of CTEPH patients in Northern Greece. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational study with a joint collaboration from two pulmonary hypertension expert centers in Greece and included patients diagnosed with CTEPH...
May 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523175/a-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-catch-22-situation-inferior-vena-caval-filter-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-an-unlikely-situation
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Karthik Seetharam, Elbert E Williams, Elizabeth Oswald, Ramachandra Reddy
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare clinical entity that occurs in a small subset of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) cases and is surgically cured by pulmonary endarterectomy. We report a case of a 44-year-old female with a complex history of CTEPH treated by thromboendarterectomy who presented with a subdural hematoma while on warfarin. The patient eventually recovered by a multidisciplinary approach, use of inferior vena caval filter, and effective anticoagulation management.
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484717/recent-progress-in-research-on-the-pathogenesis-of-pulmonary-thromboembolism-an-old-story-with-new-perspectives
#3
REVIEW
Chao Yan, Xiaohua Wang, Hua Su, Kejing Ying
Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is part of a larger clinicopathological entity, venous thromboembolism. It is also a complex, multifactorial disorder divided into four major disease processes including venous thrombosis, thrombus in transit, acute pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary circulation reconstruction. Even when treated, some patients develop chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. PTE is also a common fatal type of pulmonary vascular disease worldwide, but earlier studies primarily focused on the pathological changes in the blood component of the disease...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470918/isolated-left-ventricular-failure-is-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-receiving-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#4
Corstiaan A den Uil, Lucia S Jewbali, Martijn J Heeren, Alina A Constantinescu, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda
AIMS: We investigated survival according to the nature of heart failure (isolated left, vs isolated right, vs biventricular heart failure) in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory cardiogenic shock of different causes. METHODS AND RESULTS: This single-center study included 132 patients with acute myocardial infarction (20%), acute on chronic heart failure (14%), post cardiotomy (17%), cardiac allograft failure (8%), pulmonary embolism (16%), and acute nonischemic heart failure (25%)...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469497/performing-anticoagulation-a-puzzling-case-of-cholesterol-embolization-syndrome
#5
Yusuke Igarashi, Tetsu Akimoto, Takahisa Kobayashi, Yoshitaka Iwazu, Takuya Miki, Naoko Otani-Takei, Toshimi Imai, Taro Sugase, Takahiro Masuda, Shin-Ichi Takeda, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
The avoidance of any form of anticoagulation is advised in cases of cholesterol embolization syndrome (CES). We herein describe a case of CES in a man with a history of unprovoked pulmonary embolism for which warfarinization was performed. Despite anecdotal reports of successful anticoagulation in CES patients with certain indications, irreversible renal failure, which was sufficiently severe to require chronic hemodialysis, eventually developed in our patient. Our results emphasize the pitfalls of this procedure, which imply its limited feasibility and safety...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445793/predictors-of-30-day-pulmonary-complications-after-outpatient-surgery-relative-importance-of-body-mass-index-weight-classifications-in-risk-assessment
#6
Gildasio S De Oliveira, Robert J McCarthy, Kristopher Davignon, Herb Chen, Heather Panaro, William G Cioffi
BACKGROUND: The current literature is controversial regarding the importance of obese body mass index (BMI) classifications as a risk factor for pulmonary complications following outpatient surgery. The objective of the current investigation was to evaluate predictors of pulmonary outcomes following outpatient surgery and to assess the importance of BMI weight classifications in risk assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with "outpatient" recorded as their inpatient/outpatient status in the 2012-2013 NSQIP database were included...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439321/embolization-of-a-bronchial-artery-aneurysm-in-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-patient-with-non-massive-hemoptysis
#7
Ignazio Salamone, Marco Cavallaro, Carmela Visalli, Mariano Velo, Ugo Barbaro, Karol Galletta, Filippo Andò
BACKGROUND: Bronchial artery aneurysm (BAA) is a rare condition with a reported prevalence of less than 1% of all selective bronchial arterial angiograms. Despite its low incidence, BAA represents a potential cause of hemoptysis. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 63-year-old man suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who presented with non-massive hemoptysis. CT angiography revealed a single bronchial artery aneurysm of 9 mm in diameter, abutting the esophageal wall...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
#8
Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413581/robotic-assisted-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval
#9
Shahin Owji, Tony Lu, Thomas M Loh, Adeline Schwein, Alan B Lumsden, Jean Bismuth
Although anticoagulation remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with venous thromboembolism, guidelines recommend the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters in those who fail anticoagulation or have contraindications to its use. Short-term use of filters has proven effective in reducing the rate of pulmonary embolism. However, their extended use is associated with a variety of complications such as thrombosis, filter migration, or caval perforation, thus making a case for timely filter retrieval. This is the case of a 68-year-old female with a history of chronic oral anticoagulation use for multiple deep venous thrombi (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) who required cervical and thoracic spinal intervention for spondylosis and foramina stenosis...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406123/utilization-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-and-galectin-3-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebral-infarction-patients-with-normal-cranial-tomography
#10
E Ekingen, M Yilmaz, M Yildiz, M Atescelik, M C Goktekin, M Gurger, O D Alatas, M Basturk, N Ilhan
OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to determine whether levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Galectin-3 contribute to the diagnosis of cerebral infarction in clinically suspected ischemic stroke patients with normal computerized cranial tomography (CCT) in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, patients above the age of 18 years who presented to emergency department of Firat University between December 2011-November 2012 and were diagnosed with cerebral infarction were included...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400030/detection-of-residual-pulmonary-vascular-obstruction-by-ventilation-perfusion-lung-scan-late-after-a-first-pulmonary-embolism
#11
Romain Chopard, Bruno Genet, Fiona Ecarnot, Marion Chatot, Gabriel Napporn, Agnes Hyvert, Katy Didier-Petit, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Meneveau
The long-term impact of persistent pulmonary vascular obstruction after pulmonary embolism (PE) remains unknown. Based on ventilation-perfusion lung scan performed at discharge and 3 months after a first PE, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value on 5-year adverse events of (1) residual pulmonary vascular obstruction (RPVO) at discharge (DIS-RPVO), (2) RPVO at 3 months (3M-RPVO), and (3) relative change in RPVO between the 2 scans (RC-RPVO). We performed a prospective, multicenter cohort study from January 2007 to December 2009 including patients who survived at least 3 months after a PE...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399929/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-presenting-as-acute-pleuritic-chest-pain-a-case-report
#12
Justin Chow, Rameez Kabani, Kirstie Lithgow, Magdalena A Sarna
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare and serious manifestation of chronic kidney inflammation that can be life-threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately, often with antibiotics and surgery. Affected patients are most commonly females in their fifth or sixth decade of life with a background of obstructive uropathy, nephrolithiasis, or recurrent urinary tract infections who present with vague nonspecific symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman of Russian ethnicity with a history of nephrolithiasis presented to our emergency department with new left-sided pleuritic chest pain amid a 6-week history of constitutional symptoms including fevers, night sweats, and 7 kg of weight loss...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385907/endovascular-recanalisation-of-a-chronic-occlusion-of-the-retrohepatic-ivc-associated-to-a-filter-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#13
Carlos A Hinojosa, Rene Lizola, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are useful adjuncts to prevent venous thromboembolism to the pulmonary circulation in the setting of contraindication for anticoagulation. Despite their proven decreased rate of pulmonary embolism, IVC filters are not without complications. We herein present the case of a 22-year-old man with a history of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome who was sent to our institution for evaluation with Budd-Chiari and post-thrombotic syndromes associated to a chronic retrohepatic complete IVC occlusion secondary to an IVC filter placed 5 years earlier...
April 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379023/-cardiovascular-complications-of-cancers-and-anti-cancer-therapy
#14
Jiří Vyskočil, Katarína Petráková, Petr Jelínek, Michal Furdek
In our aging population the incidence of cancer is increasing in the elderly. We are thus facing a new challenge especially considering incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in this patients population. Overall survival of cancer patients has significantly improved therefore cancer has become in many cases a chronic disease. We are about to be treating patients who either may develop a new CVD or their current CVD may deteriorate. Cancer can cause various cardiovascular conditions locally (pressure in mediastinum, effusions) or systemically (increased risk of pulmonary embolism, arrhythmias, carcinoid heart disease)...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366298/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-economy-class-syndrome
#15
María Abellás, Ana Menéndez, Raquel Morillo, Luis Jara-Palomares, Deisy Barrios, Rosa Nieto, Esther Barbero, Jesús Corres, Pedro Ruiz-Artacho, David Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: Clinical presentation and short-term prognosis of patients with travel-associated acute pulmonary embolism (PE) (i.e., economy class syndrome [ECS]) is not well understood. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of patients with acute PE identified from a single center registry, we assessed the clinical presentation and the association between ECS and the outcomes of all-cause mortality, PE-related mortality, nonfatal venous thromboembolism and nonfatal major bleeding rates through 30days after initiation of PE treatment...
March 30, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356407/an-epidemiological-analysis-of-the-burden-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-usa-europe-and-japan
#16
REVIEW
Henning Gall, Marius M Hoeper, Manuel J Richter, William Cacheris, Barbara Hinzmann, Eckhard Mayer
Epidemiological data for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are limited and there are conflicting reports regarding its pathogenesis.A literature review was conducted to identify CTEPH epidemiological data up to June 2014. Data were analysed to provide estimates of the incidence of CTEPH in the USA, Europe and Japan. An epidemiological projection model derived country-specific estimates of future incidence and diagnosis rates of CTEPH.Overall, 25 publications and 14 databases provided quantitative epidemiological data...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356405/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#17
REVIEW
Gérald Simonneau, Adam Torbicki, Peter Dorfmüller, Nick Kim
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, progressive pulmonary vascular disease that is usually a consequence of prior acute pulmonary embolism. CTEPH usually begins with persistent obstruction of large and/or middle-sized pulmonary arteries by organised thrombi. Failure of thrombi to resolve may be related to abnormal fibrinolysis or underlying haematological or autoimmune disorders. It is now known that small-vessel abnormalities also contribute to haemodynamic compromise, functional impairment and disease progression in CTEPH...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355988/direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-alternative-treatment-for-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#18
A S Resseguier, B Pereira, V Rieu, G Le Guenno, V Grobost, M Ruivard
Background Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) demonstrate a lower risk-benefit ratio than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for secondary thromboprophylaxis of thrombotic events. But there are no data on the efficacy of DOACs for the prevention of thrombotic recurrence in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of DOACs to prevent recurrences of thrombotic events in patients with APS. Methods This was a single-center pilot, using a multi-step Fleming design. If seven or fewer patients presented treatment failure with rivaroxaban, the study could conclude efficacy...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335835/impact-of-thrombolytic-therapy-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-long-term-outcome-of-intermediate-risk-pulmonary%C3%A2-embolism
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Eric Vicaut, Thierry Danays, Cecilia Becattini, Laurent Bertoletti, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Helene Bouvaist, Francis Couturaud, Claudia Dellas, Daniel Duerschmied, Klaus Empen, Emile Ferrari, Nazzareno Galiè, David Jiménez, Maciej Kostrubiec, Matija Kozak, Christian Kupatt, Irene M Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Nicolas Meneveau, Massimiliano Palazzini, Piotr Pruszczyk, Matteo Rugolotto, Aldo Salvi, Olivier Sanchez, Sebastian Schellong, Bozena Sobkowicz, Guy Meyer
BACKGROUND: The long-term effect of thrombolytic treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the long-term prognosis of patients with intermediate-risk PE and the effect of thrombolytic treatment on the persistence of symptoms or the development of late complications. METHODS: The PEITHO (Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolysis) trial was a randomized (1:1) comparison of thrombolysis with tenecteplase versus placebo in normotensive patients with acute PE, right ventricular (RV) dysfunction on imaging, and a positive cardiac troponin test result...
March 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331450/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-for-pulmonary-hypertension-before-considering-transplant
#20
Hannah Kooperkamp, Inder Mehta, David Fary, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: In cases of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), referral for possible surgical intervention is important because surgery can be curative. Surgery necessitates cardiopulmonary bypass and deep circulatory arrest with pulmonary thrombectomy and bilateral endarterectomy (PTE). If surgery fails, lung transplant is the next best surgical option. Medical treatment is also an important adjunct. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old female presented 3 months after a pulmonary embolus was found to be completely occluding her left pulmonary artery...
2017: Ochsner Journal
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